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Component Resources — Advancing FEA PMO Strategic Initiatives

CORE.gov supports a component resource registry/repository where inter- and intra-agency user teams register processes, capabilities, case studies, best practices, documentation, and software that they have developed or modified together in a CORE.gov collaborative environment or at other government-sponsored organizations. Consistent with the 2005 - 2006 Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) Program Management Office (PMO) Action Plan. We focus on registering component resources that can be usefully shared or reused by two or more agencies; provide a good return on agencies IT investment portfolio; and align with the FEA Business, Service, Performance, and Technical Reference Models. CORE.gov encourages users to submit candidate components.

How to Register a Component?

The purpose of the application is to collect information about a component or service nominated for posting in the CORE.gov open registry/repository.


Authentication Service Component (ASC)
The ASC is part of the E-Government component of the President's Management Agenda, established to simplify and unify the Government's management of online identities. It includes policy sub-components that establish standard levels of risk for applications, standard levels of assurance for credentialing services, and standard technical specifications for system interactions. It enables organizations to participate in a federation in which members can rely on each others' credentialing systems securely, enabling end user identity to be portable across Internet domains.
Tom Kireilis,
thomas.kireilis@gsa.gov, 703-306-7698

BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory
The BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory is a central repository of company provided electronic and information technology (E&IT) accessibility information. The Product and Services Directory provides a simple interface for E&IT company representatives to register and manage information regarding the accessibility of products and services they provide to the federal government. Information maintained in the Product and Services Directory is currently made available to the BuyAccessible Wizard application via an Application Programming Interface (API). Government users of the BuyAccessible Wizard responsible for acquisition planning and the acquisition process access information in the Product and Services Directory in order to meet requirements for market research established in the FAR. The Product and Services Directory repository contains pointers to company web sites, company points of contact for accessibility, and other essential information required for thorough market research. The BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory is a web-based application that allows E&IT companies to register and manage information and references about their company and the accessibility of their E&IT products and services for government buyers.
Terry Weaver, terry.weaver@gsa.gov, 202-501-1136 or Monica Fitzgerald, monica.fitzgerald@gsa.gov, 202-219-0723

Buy Accessible Glossary
The BuyAccessible Glossary maintains a complete set of terms and definitions related to the federal acquisition process and the specific accessibility requirements under Section 508. Terms and definitions in the glossary have been vetted with appropriate stakeholders (including the Access Board) to ensure accuracy and comprehensiveness. Glossary entries have been compared and harmonized for consistency with other federal glossaries such as the FAR. This glossary is an alphabetized collection of terms/definitions associated with federal procurement practice, acquisition policy, E&IT, Section 508, and references to other specific laws and regulations.
Terry Weaver, terry.weaver@gsa.gov, 202-501-1136, or Helen Chamberlain, helen.chamberlain@gsa.gov>, 202-219-2348

Buy Accessible Wizard
The BuyAccessible Wizard is a web-based application that guides requiring officials and acquisition professionals in their efforts to comply with the requirements of Section 508. This web-based tool guides users through a structured process to ensure consideration of Section 508 requirements for any acquisition of E&IT. The output result is a Section 508 compliance ‘audit trail’ documenting the consideration process, stored in a local database, and available as a printed report. Local database information may be queried through standard database access (SQL) by local agency database administrators to respond to any management questions or performance measures relating to Section 508 compliance issues. Agencies may become registered users of the BuyAccessible Wizard to access additional features or may access the Wizard as guest users.
Terry Weaver, terry.weaver@gsa.gov, 202-501-1136, or Helen Chamberlain, helen.chamberlain@gsa.gov, 202-219-2348

Central Contractor Registry (CCR), Version 3.06.3
The authoritative source for all federal acquisition related vendor/trading partner information.
Earl Warrington, earl.warrington@gsa.gov, 703-605-3404

Citizen Services Cost Calculator
The Citizen Services Cost Calculator will help agencies estimate the expenditures required to establish contact centers that meet citizen expectations and adhere to best practices. In particular, agencies can use the cost calculator to:

Barbara Walton, barbara.walton@gsa.gov, 202-208-0568

Direct Deposit Data Service
The Citizen Services Cost Calculator will help agencies estimate the expenditures required to establish contact centers that meet citizen expectations and adhere to best practices. In particular, agencies can use the cost calculator to:

Barbara Walton, barbara.walton@gsa.gov, 202-208-0568

Directory Lookup Web Service
Web service component provides the using application an html form by which a user can specify lookup data, e.g., name, center, employer, etc. This can be done with as little as two lines of code. The using application can modify the form any way it wants using XSLT. Upon submit of the query form, with as little of 6 lines of code, the application requests of the web service to perform the directory lookup. The component abstracts the lookup functionality in its contract from the subscribing application such that changes in the directory, including location of server, query and display fields, are transparent to the using application.
David J. Godbey, dgodbey@hq.nasa.gov, 202-651-8563

Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS), Version 1.7
This Internet-based tool will streamline the process of reporting on subcontracting plans and provide agencies with access to analytical data on subcontracting performance.
Earl Warrington, earl.warrington@gsa.gov, 703-605-3404

Excluded Parties List System (EPLS), Version 3.0
The EPLS is an electronic, web-based system that identifies those parties excluded from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits.
Earl Warrington, earl.warrington@gsa.gov, 703-605-3404

FEA Records Management Profile
The FEA RM Profile is a methodology that guides agencies in embedding and incorporating records management into their business processes to promote agency productivity and effectiveness and ensures that agency information assets are identified, managed, and preserved over time.
Laurence Brewer, laurence.brewer@nara.gov, 301-837-1539

FEA-RMO (Reference Model Ontology)
Rick Murphy, Richard.murphy@gsa.gov, 202-501-9199
George Thomas, g.thomas@gsa.gov, 202-219-1979

Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), Version 3.0
FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000.
Earl Warrington, earl.warrington@gsa.gov, 703-605-3404

Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), Version 1.2 Service Pack 41.4
FPDS is the repository for Federal Government procurements used for various reporting and analytical activities.
Earl Warrington, earl.warrington@gsa.gov, 703-605-3404

Federal Technical Data Solutions (FedTeds), Version 2.02
FedTeDS is an online dissemination solution designed to safeguard sensitive acquisition related information for use by all Federal Agencies and their approved business partners.
Earl Warrington, earl.warrington@gsa.gov, 703-605-3404

First Contact
FirstContact is the only federal procurement vehicle developed exclusively for acquiring and supplementing federal agency contact center solutions and services. Your agency has access to state-of-the-art solutions providers for a small investment, and there is sufficient competition to ensure good prices and performance. Our flexible pricing structure helps you meet diverse agency requirements. You can get a vendor on board in as quickly as a few weeks, once your statement of work is written.
Carolyn Kaleel, 202-501-1612

Functional Requirements, Attributes, and Unified Modeling Language Class Diagrams for Records Management Services
A set of functional requirements, attributes and UML Class Diagrams for core records management services within an electronic environment, sponsored by NARA and agreed upon by 19 cabinet, executive department, and independent agencies of the Federal government.
Mark Giguere, mark.giguere@nara.gov, 301-837-1744

Geospatial One-Stop Z39.50 Catalog Service Interface
The Geospatial One-Stop E-Government initiative operates a national clearinghouse of geospatial resources that are accessible through the geodata.gov portal. The comprehensive catalog of metadata descriptions of data and services can be accessed using clients that support the ANSI Z39.50:2003, ISO 23950:1998 Search and Retrieve protocol standard, and its “GEO” Profile Version 2.2. The catalog also has a service interface definition supporting the HTTP binding protocol of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Catalog Service for the Web (CSW, Version 2.0.2). Both catalog service interfaces support search on full-test, numeric, data, and coordinate attributes of metadata and returns formatted XML record syntax results. Commercial and one-source software clients to this protocol exist to integrate search of national geospatial resources into agency solution architectures.
Douglas D. Nebert, ddnebert@fgdc.gov, 703-648-4151

IAE Standard Vocabulary, Version 2.0
The IAE Standard Vocabulary provides a standard usage definition for the Federal Acquisition community and enables reliable data interchange through XML interfaces.
Earl Warrington, earl.warrington@gsa.gov, 703-605-3404

Information Mapping Conformance Testing Tool
The component aims at providing an assurance that an implementation of a data exchange specification is correct from the mapping standpoint, i.e., mapping from the data exchange specification representation to its internal representation is correct, or the semantics between the two representations are matched. This component has two tools associated. The first, off-line, tool (Test Spec development tool) helps the users create test cases and the other provides a testing execution platform. The data exchange specification developer (typically domain expert who develops XML Schemas) uses the Test Spec development tool to create generic test materials for an exchange specification. An application vendor who would like to test for a conformance then uses the same tool to specify vendor specific data and populate test cases. The vendor then uploads those test cases to an on-line tool (Mapping testbed) to execute them against the application. The Mapping testbed executes the test cases using either ebXML or Web Services to communicate with the application under test.
Serm Kulvatunyou, serm@nist.gov, 301-975-6775

Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), Version 1.8
ORCA is an e-Government initiative that was designed by the Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) to replace the paper based Representations and Certifications (Reps and Certs) process.
Earl Warrington, earl.warrington@gsa.gov, 703-605-3404

Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS)
PPIRS is the authoritative source for contractor performance information submitted by federal agencies. It compiles data from several “report card” systems across the federal government for a consolidated, comprehensive view of contractor performance. PPIRS is divided into a Report Card and Statistical Reporting Modules. The Report Card Module captures rated and narrative assessments, containing both government and contractor comments, on large dollar value contracts. The Statistical Reporting Module interfaces with Department of Defense legacy systems to provide contractor performance information on lower dollar value contracts.
Kevin Plante, kevin.plante@navy.mil, 207-438-6477

Pay.gov enables individuals and businesses to securely and easily send electronic payments to Federal Government agencies. Pay.gov's service allows you to pay by debit/credit card or to authorize an ACH debit of your savings or checking account. Pay.gov allows users to make one-time payments or to schedule recurring payments. Agencies can redirect end-users from their website to a collection page hosted by Pay.gov or they can send a batch file of collections for processing through Pay.gov using Pay.gov's secure batch interface.
Marshall Henry, Marshall.Henry@fms.treas.gov, 202-874-6940

Pay.gov Billing Service
Pay.gov's Billing and Notification service allows agencies to send out notifications of payment due. The notifications are sent to the user via email. If the bill has an associated payment, a link is included directing the user to the Pay.gov Billing page where the information can be reviewed and, if applicable, payment made.
Marshall Henry, Marshall.Henry@fms.treas.gov, 202-874-6940

Pay.gov Form Service
Pay.gov can host agency forms. The forms can be configured to mirror (to the extent practical) their paper counterparts, including OMB and agency control numbers, Paperwork Reduction Act and Privacy Act notices, agency logos, and instructions. Forms can be used to either gather information for administration purposes such as production reporting, or to initiate an associated collection, which can also be preformed by Pay.gov.
Marshall Henry, Marshall.Henry@fms.treas.gov, 202-874-6940

Portable Flight Planning Software (PFPS)
PFPS is a set of mission planning tools that automate the mission planning process.
Mrs. Toni Dineen, toni.dineen.ctr@eglin.af.mil, 850-883-7285

Remove Row Locks
As a Database background process, this component executes every 5 minutes and removes sessions that are not releasing table rows causing other sessions to wait (hang).
William B. Pack, william.pack@navy.mil, 717-605-5842

Schematron Editor Tool
This tool facilitates the creation of schematron rules. It allows the user to import schemas, drag and drop fields into the editor to generate XPATH expression, and parse the expression according to the XSLT syntax. The tool also provides several wizards that would help the user create rules without having to know all the XPATH and XSLT syntaxes. The user can also test executing the rule being created.
Serm Kulvatunyou, serm@nist.gov, 301-975-6775

SmartBUY leverages the purchasing power of the Federal government by consolidating volume requirements to obtain optimal pricing and preferred terms and conditions for widely used commercial software while improving configuration management, security and standards across government.
Tom Kireilis, thomas.kireilis@gsa.gov, 703-306-7698

Statement of Requirements for Public Safety Wireless Communications and Interoperability (SAFECOM)
Developed with public safety practitioner input, the SoR defines future requirements for crucial voice and data communications in day-to-day, task force, and mutual aid operations. The SoR is the foundation for a unified vision of the requirements for public safety. The SoR can be used by industry for product development planning as well as for standards identification and development,, all of which are necessary to achieve interoperability.
Dr. David Boyd, David.Boyd@dhs.gov, 202-254-6072

USAJOBS Federal Employment Information System
The Office of Personnel Management's USAJOBS information service is a centralized database of employment opportunities. It is the official job site of the U.S. Federal Government. The database offers information on a wide variety of Federal employment-related topics and programs, current job openings (updated nightly), as well as providing application packages and downloadable forms.
Claire Gibbons, claire.gibbons@opm.gov, 202-606-1192

Wage Determination Online (WDOL), Version 2.0
WDOL provides a single location for federal contracting officers to use in obtaining appropriate Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) wage determinations (WDs) for each official contract action. The website is available to the general public as well. Guidance in selecting WDs from this website is provided in the WDOL.gov User’s Guide.
Earl Warrington, earl.warrington@gsa.gov, 703-605-3404

XML Schema and Instance Validation
This site hosts a number of XML parsing tools that can be used to remotely validate XML schema files against the W3C XML Schema standard, and XML data files against their corresponding XML schemas.
Simon Frechette, simon.frechette@nist.gov, 301-975-3335

XML Schema Quality of Design Tool
It provides a facility to create and maintain executable version of the XML Schema Naming and Design Rules. The user can also group the rules according to a profile which can then be used to check against XML schemas for conformance to those design rules. The test results are stored for subsequent review. The tool can be used to governing a XML Schema repository.
Serm Kulvatunyou, serm@nist.gov, 301-975-6775

Criteria for Acceptance into CORE.gov

Components and services proposed for inclusion in CORE.gov are evaluated for acceptance based upon the following criteria:

  • The component or service must be reusable, in that it can be incorporated (in the case of a developmental candidate, has the potential to be incorporated) into a new or existing system or capability, or by itself provide a service to a customer agency (e.g., the e-Payroll program offers a choice of three payroll services that are used directly by Federal agencies). Any licensing requirements or other restrictions must be clearly stated. For some types of components/services, an inter-agency Memorandum of Understanding may be needed.
  • The component or service must have the potential of providing, through reuse, significant value for the time invested in re-using the component or service.
  • The component or service must be mapped to the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) Business Reference Model (BRM), Service Component Reference Model (SRM) and/or Technical Reference Model (TRM), depending upon the nature of the component or service, i.e., whether it is an online electronic business process, technical entity, etc.
  • Candidate production components or services must have been used in a production environment and their quality described by the owning agency on the CORE.gov application form.
  • Candidate components or services must have successfully completed the IT Security Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process or the status of completing the C&A process must be noted.
  • The CORE.gov application form for the candidate component or service must be filled in with all required fields. The information entered must be clear, understandable, and accurate.
  • The owning agency must agree to provide updates to the information about a component or service in CORE.gov within five business days of any change to the component or service.

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